Hundreds honor Willamina soldier

Hundreds of flag-waving supporters lined both sides of Highway 18 on Thursday, hoping for a glimpse of the hearse that carried the body of Oregon Army National Guard soldier Pfc. Alexander Blake Klass of Willamina to McMinnville from the Portland International Airport.

Klass, 20, a 2018 Willamina High school graduate, died Saturday, July 4, as the result of a non-combat accident while serving in Operation Join Guardian in Kosovo.

The circumstances related to his death remain under investigation, according to Oregon Military Department spokesperson Maj. Stephen Bomar.

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